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Electrical & Instruments > Pertronix Tachometer "blips" (38 replies - 1099 views)

Not to worry - I am not having mine rebuilt but am exchanging it for a club rebuilt unit. Greg says he has them bench ...   10-03-2018 03:21 pm

Electrical & Instruments > Pertronix Tachometer "blips" (38 replies - 1099 views)

Noomg- RVI tachs use an Impulse signal as the signal to drive the tach, RVC uses contacts signals from the distributor (I think that's close ...   10-02-2018 05:50 pm

Electrical & Instruments > Pertronix Tachometer "blips" (38 replies - 1099 views)

Just finished with the Tach conversion to RVC. I'm pretty certain I followed the procedure exactly. Nothing is happening though when I follow the calibration ...   10-02-2018 01:25 am

Electrical & Instruments > Pertronix Tachometer "blips" (38 replies - 1099 views)

I contacted West Coast Cylinder Heads in late 2015. They used to support Jensen Healey but have since decided to focus on Corvettes. They scoured ...   10-01-2018 03:30 am

Electrical & Instruments > Pertronix Tachometer "blips" (38 replies - 1099 views)

Being retired and then not is why I ended up going the "throw money at it" route. I retired mid 2014 just as I was ...   09-30-2018 10:28 pm

Electrical & Instruments > Pertronix Tachometer "blips" (38 replies - 1099 views)

My JH has never stranded me, but I have not driven it much. I am grimly determined that it be absolutely 100% sorted out before ...   09-30-2018 06:59 pm

Electrical & Instruments > Pertronix Tachometer "blips" (38 replies - 1099 views)

Thanks for the reality check. Essentially no miles on the road. Hours in the garage. I still remember driving a Lamb Miura and being told ...   09-27-2018 03:52 am

Electrical & Instruments > Pertronix Tachometer "blips" (38 replies - 1099 views)

While waiting for the distributor and tach conversion, as I said I am going through with relooking at some of the basics. Rebalanced the carbs ...   09-26-2018 10:47 pm

Electrical & Instruments > Pertronix Tachometer "blips" (38 replies - 1099 views)

So have now ordered rebuilt Smiths 25D which Greg has guaranteed not to leak AND a Spiyda conversion kit to convert the tach to RVC. ...   09-21-2018 04:10 pm

Electrical & Instruments > Pertronix Tachometer "blips" (38 replies - 1099 views)

Thanks - I ordered a rebuilt Lucas from the club store yesterday. None in stock so will be 2-3 weeks. I went with the new ...   09-21-2018 12:07 pm

Electrical & Instruments > Pertronix Tachometer "blips" (38 replies - 1099 views)

Here is the response I got from Pertronics about the oil leak. My main question was whether or not their Dist was designed for horizontal ...   09-19-2018 10:45 pm

Electrical & Instruments > Pertronix Tachometer "blips" (38 replies - 1099 views)

Rick- Thanks for the suggestions. I will work through all of those and let you know. As far as Dellorto set up, I've fiddled with them ...   09-18-2018 11:58 pm

Electrical & Instruments > Pertronix Tachometer "blips" (38 replies - 1099 views)

Thanks- I actually still have the original distributor for rebuild if necessary but am hoping to sort out the Pertronics system as I understood it ...   09-18-2018 01:15 am

Electrical & Instruments > Pertronix Tachometer "blips" (38 replies - 1099 views)

I am having some issues and was wondering if anybody could shed some light. This is a "new" 2.2 build with dellortos, Pertronix Flamethrower distributor and ...   09-16-2018 06:12 pm

Electrical & Instruments > Holes under clock (2 replies - 213 views)

Thanks - those metal pieces seem to be missing. Probably not that important. ...   08-14-2018 01:36 pm

Electrical & Instruments > Holes under clock (2 replies - 213 views)

15800 has been without a clock. Found a non-working one on ebay and had refurbished by D&M restoration. Looks like new! While installing I noticed the ...   08-12-2018 11:20 pm

Electrical & Instruments > Lights stay on (9 replies - 534 views)

For the left side - the turn signal, there is a unit available that is close but not an exact replacement. Delta has a source ...   08-10-2018 11:37 pm

Brakes > Brake Booster removal (12 replies - 5816 views)

There are two little bolts halfway between the accelerator pedal and pedal box that need to be removed to separate the pedal. It's easy if ...   06-09-2018 04:40 am

Suspension > Suspension bushings out of Differential, How? (5 replies - 726 views)

I have done this project twice. First time with some combination of hole saws, burning, cutting with a hack saw blade, and quite a bit ...   04-01-2018 04:25 pm

Engine & Transmission > Second gear popping out (7 replies - 1157 views)

Sounds like there are many possible causes, so this is just what it was for me. On my first JH in 1979, my 4-speed was ...   03-23-2018 03:16 pm

Body & interior stuff > 73 interior (6 replies - 1059 views)

The original carpeting does have a fiber backing, but I think new carpet kits may not include this - just heavier carpeting. I could be ...   03-19-2018 03:05 am

Body & interior stuff > 73 interior (6 replies - 1059 views)

Maybe not the most becoming photo, but the transmission tunnel is typically carpeted to just below the level of the rubber mats. ...   03-19-2018 01:17 am

Body & interior stuff > Windshield and frame swap (7 replies - 1173 views)

Delta Motorsports has a source to rebuild the left stalk using parts of your original, and new right stalks. $375 for both. ...   03-18-2018 03:34 am

Engine & Transmission > Lotus 5 speed transmission (36 replies - 17416 views)

Thanks - It looks like these numbers match what I am measuring. My original 4-speed measurement of 28 1/4 " is 714mm, with the JH ...   01-22-2018 12:15 am

Engine & Transmission > Lotus 5 speed transmission (36 replies - 17416 views)

An update for those interested- I received the W58 conversion kit from LotusBits last week (5 months, but that's OK) I previously purchased the shift extension housing ...   01-21-2018 06:14 pm

Engine & Transmission > Reversed cams effects (12 replies - 4637 views)

Tony- Reversing the cams or cam towers should not result in engine damage. In the stock engine the cams are the same. But even if they ...   09-09-2017 01:20 pm

Brakes > Pedalbox rebuild (13 replies - 9022 views)

I noticed I never explained what happened here. May be useful to others as I can find no mention of this potential issue anywhere else. I ...   08-27-2017 02:26 am

Cooling > Water Temperature Gauge Calibration (19 replies - 4797 views)

I believe I have finally come to a resolution of this - but it was painful. Answerman- What led me to finally question the voltage stabilizer ...   08-26-2017 11:26 pm

Cooling > Water Temperature Gauge Calibration (19 replies - 4797 views)

Thanks Tim and Bruce- I am hoping my issue is just a defective voltage stabilizer, and I have no overheating issue to fix, so no reason ...   08-23-2017 03:13 am

Cooling > Water Temperature Gauge Calibration (19 replies - 4797 views)

Rick- Thanks for the help. The ground to this seemed a little iffy so I added a ground wire from the mounting screw to one ...   08-22-2017 12:55 pm

Cooling > Water Temperature Gauge Calibration (19 replies - 4797 views)

OK - I got the new stabilizer out and bench tested. The output voltage was still 12 volts. The new EBay one had two wires, ...   08-21-2017 11:53 pm

Cooling > Water Temperature Gauge Calibration (19 replies - 4797 views)

There may be different ways to attach the stabilizer. Mine was attached between and above the temperature and fuel gauges. Being above there seemed to ...   08-20-2017 11:50 pm

Cooling > Water Temperature Gauge Calibration (19 replies - 4797 views)

Tim- Thanks. Are 910 water pumps something that are available without a rebuildable 910 core? Based on my calibration effort I now believe my car is not ...   08-20-2017 10:44 pm

Cooling > Water Temperature Gauge Calibration (19 replies - 4797 views)

Champion 3-row, correct. This car came with a non-original radiator (narrow and long - couldn't even get a jack under it) so I didn't have ...   08-16-2017 08:04 pm

Cooling > Water Temperature Gauge Calibration (19 replies - 4797 views)

Thanks Bruce - So if 180-185 is normal in pre-global warming England, I assume 200 in So Cal is probably not out of line? ...   08-16-2017 07:24 pm

Cooling > Water Temperature Gauge Calibration (19 replies - 4797 views)

Has anyone calibrated their stock water gauge to determine what temperature relates to a given position? I have been working with a possible running hot ...   08-16-2017 06:12 pm

Cooling > Cooling - AirDam (8 replies - 2432 views)

I'm pretty sure that's the one available from Delta Motorsports. I put one on 14313 and it lasted about a week before being torn off ...   08-14-2017 02:09 am

Engine & Transmission > Lotus 5 speed transmission (36 replies - 17416 views)

Well - my plan now on the extension housing is to buy the kit from xcessive and pick it up in Portland this week, but ...   07-25-2017 02:48 pm

Engine & Transmission > 104 MOP cam gears. (6 replies - 2218 views)

You might check with JAE in California also. I know they have the half-round type. Not sure about trapezoidal. http://www.jaeparts.com ...   07-25-2017 02:30 pm

Engine & Transmission > Lotus 5 speed transmission (36 replies - 17416 views)

I asked for more measurements and xcessive says with their extension the measurement from front of transmission to center of shifter would be 21.75" or ...   07-24-2017 09:27 pm


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